InsideOut student poet King reads at a podium against a backdrop of other students as sun sets at If the River Could Sing event in September 2023.

InsideOut Student Wins $25k Pistons Scholarship

InsideOut student poet King Bethel wrote a spoken word piece that earned him a $25,000 scholarship from the Detroit Pistons Foundation.

InsideOut student poet Charisma performs against the backdrop of the Detroit River in front of a full audience.

InsideOut Student Performs at Detroit Riverfront Grand Opening

InsideOut Citywide Poets student Charisma recites her poem “Charisma Speaks of Rivers” at the Grand Opening of the Uniroyal Promenade on the Detroit Riverfront in October 2023, inspiring the crowd of community members, politicians, and friends of the Riverfront.

Suma Karaman Rosen and Mahogany Jones sit on the set of the Fox 2 Noon Show to talk about If the River Could Sing.

FOX 2 News: If the River Could Sing

Executive Director Suma Karaman Rosen talks with Fox 2 News about our If the River Could Sing event on September 24, 2023.

InsideOut Student Poets on Detroit Performs

InsideOut poets performed alongside dancers from Detroit School of Arts on Detroit Performs! As student poet Raijuan says (his poem begins at 4:10): “I walk down the hallways and past students…I see a lot of potential. I don’t believe that anyone in my school doesn’t…
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Performance Troupe Featured on Local 4 Click On Detroit

Click On Detroit took notice of the six winners from InsideOut’s Literary Arts 2022 Performance Troupe. These Metro Detroit high schoolers are sharing the mic at the North American International Auto Show.

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“Represent” by Ife Martin, Inaugural Poem for Chalkbeat

InsideOut Performance Troupe Performs “They Gather Behind Us” at WSU MLK, Jr. Tribute 2021

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